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The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

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The social media juggernaut's financial filing reveals some uncomfortable truths about Silicon Valley and Wall Street. By Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- There's something to be said for being a fossil when it's time to look at a phenomenon like Facebook's pending stock offering. The medium is new, the...
The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

The Best And Worst Things About Being A Billionaire: A Q&A With Mark Cuban

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At our IGNITION conference last fall, Mark Cuban summed up his life in one quip: "Someone has to be the world's luckiest person!" Cuban certainly could be the world's "luckiest man," but that would discount his incredible savvy as a businessman and investor.  Cuban made his fortune when he...
The Best And Worst Things About Being A Billionaire: A Q&A With Mark Cuban

Google's Motorola Acquisition Is A 'Cocky' Attempt To Do Everything At Once (GOOG)

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Even within Motorola and Google, there's a complete lack of understanding as to why Google would want to buy the smartphone manufacturer, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Instead, the acquisition seems more like what we constantly hear from industry sources: a crazy attempt to be...
Google's Motorola Acquisition Is A 'Cocky' Attempt To Do Everything At Once (GOOG)
Looterism: The Cancerous Ethos That Is Gutting America

Nasdaq Cites 'Arrogance' in Facebook Flop

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Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld said that "arrogance" and "overconfidence" among Nasdaq staffers contributed to problems with Facebook's IPO....
Nasdaq Cites 'Arrogance' in Facebook Flop
I’ve Seen The Future of Kids’ Entertainment, And It Belongs To Misha Lyalin

Nasdaq CEO: 'Arrogance' led to Facebook IPO flop

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Robert Greifeld says Nasdaq executives put too much confidence in the assurances made by the stock exchange's technology group. [Read more]...
Nasdaq CEO: 'Arrogance' led to Facebook IPO flop

The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it

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Authors need our resources, our expertise and our marketing experience now more than everYour feature article conveyed an inaccurate picture of the publishing industry experiencing a crisis of "digital storm clouds gathering overhead", and which is about to be "swamped by self-publishing...an idea whose time has come" ('No one's said...
The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it

ANALYZING ROMNEY'S JET-SKI GAFFE: Does He Have Lousy Advisors--Or Is His Own Arrogance To Blame?

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Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal has written a fascinating analysis of a recent Mitt Romney campaign gaffe. The gaffe is the one in which Romney allowed himself to be photographed on a candy-apple-red jet ski driven by his beautiful wife during his opulent July 4th vacation. Given that...
ANALYZING ROMNEY'S JET-SKI GAFFE: Does He Have Lousy Advisors--Or Is His Own Arrogance To Blame?

T-Shirt Company Picks A Fight With Anonymous

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A French t-shirt company has brazenly picked a fight with one of the world’s fiercest hacker groups. Anonymous, known for crippling the world’s most secure websites (including the FBI’s), has vowed revenge against apparel company, Early Flicker, who registered the hacker group’s logo as their own intellectual property. “Their arrogance...
T-Shirt Company Picks A Fight With Anonymous

Measuring the boss from hell

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Almost everyone has experienced a boss from hell at one point or another in their careers, but how many of us could quantify just how unpleasant the experience is? Thanks to some hard-working psychologists, that's now possible—at least for some forms of unpleasantry. A team has spent four years immersed...
Measuring the boss from hell

Angry Birds' Mighty Eagle: 'We have expanded the market for games'

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Peter Vesterbacka talks growth, entertainment brands, and why it's okay for Rovio to make mistakesThey may be familiar, but the stats around Angry Birds remain startling, starting with the franchise's 700m downloads across all platforms – a figure likely to top 1bn sometime in 2012.The original iPhone game is the biggest-selling...
Angry Birds' Mighty Eagle: 'We have expanded the market for games'
'Anonymous' hackers realize intellectual property rules may have value after all [video]
VCs: Now as Misguided as Donald Rumsfeld

Judge rejects Microsoft and Motorola motions, puts patent dispute on course for trial

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A federal judge, who last month scolded Microsoft and Motorola Mobility for hubris and arrogance in a closely watched patent case, today dismissed motions from both companies and put the dispute on track for a November trial. It’s a case that has taken on added significance with Google recently completing...
Judge rejects Microsoft and Motorola motions, puts patent dispute on course for trial

Booting Up: Yup, We’re Still Fighting About the Facebook IPO Edition

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(elitedaily.com) NASDAQ cops to “arrogance” and “overconfidence” in the lead-up to the Facebook IPO. [Wall Street Journal] When will people learn that you can’t sue Google for linking to something embarrassing? Otherwise the search engine would be worthless. [TechDirt] Teens lie about what they do on the Internet. In other...
Booting Up: Yup, We’re Still Fighting About the Facebook IPO Edition

Iran accuses Google of ‘fabricating lies’ for leaving Gulf nameless on its maps

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Iran has lashed out at yet another Internet giant, this time going after Google for what it sees as an egregious omission on Google Maps, AFP reports. The body of water separating Iran from the Arabian peninsula has been a point of contention between Iran and the Gulf nation states, who choose...
Iran accuses Google of ‘fabricating lies’ for leaving Gulf nameless on its maps

Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs

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When Steve Blank talks about entrepreneurship, people listen. When he writes a book on the subject, like his latest effort with co-author Bob Dorff titled The Startup Owner’s Manual, it’s a good bet it will be on many founders’ bookshelves. Blank co-founded the CRM software company E.piphany and the video...
Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs

iPhone Arrogance Be Damned - Android Is a Good Thing for Instagram

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When Instagram launched on Android earlier this week, it was a pretty big story. That much was to be expected. After all, the world's trendiest photo-sharing app had only existed on a single platform for the first 16 months of its existence. Despite this, it grew into one of the...
iPhone Arrogance Be Damned - Android Is a Good Thing for Instagram

Dear Ari Emanuel: We're All Meeting On The Internet, Come Join Us

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We recently posted about Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel's ridiculous demands that Google somehow find the magic "stop piracy" button. That story is turning into something much more interesting. The next day, at the same conference, a Google exec, Susan Wojcicki, pointed out the obvious: that Emanuel doesn't know what...
Dear Ari Emanuel: We're All Meeting On The Internet, Come Join Us

PayPal's Astonishing Arrogance

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Everybody that follows the payments industry knows that there is a massive albatross that hovers over every innovation that comes to the market: PayPal. In its mind, there is no realm of payments that PayPal cannot conquer and control. The company chafes when other payment innovations, like Square or the...
PayPal's Astonishing Arrogance

7 Ways Digg Dug Its Own Grave

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Competition, arrogance are named by pundits as some of the reasons the mighty site tumbled....
7 Ways Digg Dug Its Own Grave

5 stories to read this weekend

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Don’t get mad at me for not finding seven stories for you to read this weekend. I have been busy with some other stuff and as a result I have not been able to spend as much time reading as I normally do. Regardless, here is an abbreviated recommendation list....
5 stories to read this weekend

Ari to Googlers: Let's Hug It Out, Geeks!

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Here’s an unusual new role for the legendarily pugnacious Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel: Digital peacemaker. After he challenged Google to do a lot better with stopping content piracy in an onstage interview at the D: All Things Digital conference on Wednesday night, the search giant’s top advertising exec called...
Ari to Googlers: Let's Hug It Out, Geeks!

Here's Whitney Tilson's Massive Presentation On The Economy, Markets, And Why He Is Not Buying Apple

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Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, the co-founder of T2 Partners, said during a conference call presentation earlier this week that not investing in Apple was likely the biggest miss of his investment career and he still doesn't plan on buying the stock now. [via ValueWalk] "I didn't short Cisco...
Here's Whitney Tilson's Massive Presentation On The Economy, Markets, And Why He Is Not Buying Apple

The Warehousing And Delivery Of Digital Goods? Nearly Free, Pretty Easy, Mostly Trivial

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One of the most important moments in the rise of a radical idea is when the fightback begins, because it signals an acceptance by the establishment that the challenger is a real threat. That moment has certainly arrived for open access, most obviously through moves like the Research Works Act,...
The Warehousing And Delivery Of Digital Goods? Nearly Free, Pretty Easy, Mostly Trivial

Tim Cook's Stock Rises With Choice to Turn Down $75 Million Dividend

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is proving himself as much a master of employee and investor relations as he is of operational efficiency. His decisions to create a charitable matching program for Apple employees and to grant a long pined for dividend to company’s shareholders have won him a lot of...
Tim Cook's Stock Rises With Choice to Turn Down $75 Million Dividend

Howard Stringer departing Sony after seven years of stumbles

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FORTUNE — Will the departure of CEO Howard Stringer, whose stumbles have come to epitomize the struggles of the once-great Sony Corp., turn things around for the media-and-electronics conglomerate? It’s impossible to know, of course. Stringer’s replacement, Kazuo Hirai, has a good reputation. (Stringer will remain as chairman.) What can...
Howard Stringer departing Sony after seven years of stumbles

Kickstarter Becomes The Darling Of Sundance By Financing Lots Of Movies... Without Movie Studio Arrogance

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We've certainly talked about the massive growth of Kickstarter, especially in the movie space, and apparently that's being noticed at famous movie festivals like Sundance. David Carr has an article at the NY Times, in which he compares Kickstarter to a movie studio but without the arrogance of a studio....
Kickstarter Becomes The Darling Of Sundance By Financing Lots Of Movies... Without Movie Studio Arrogance

Web-Sheriff Mistakenly Targets Legal Torrent Site

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The Web-Sheriff, aka John Giacobbi, has been chasing after many torrent site owners for years. With his polite style and distinguished font use, he sets himself apart from other anti-piracy crusaders tasked with sending out DMCA takedown requests on behalf of copyright holders. The Sheriff’s resume includes big shot artists...
Web-Sheriff Mistakenly Targets Legal Torrent Site
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